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Old 04-26-2006, 02:44 AM   #65
Hanna B
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 647
Re: Instructor got mad because I didnt fall

Andy Orwig wrote:
We were all in line formation attacking the waiting Nidan one at a time. Once I had the Jo, he couldn;t fell me. I was not trying to be a hardass, and I know how to breakfall pretty well, so he had nothing to do but the technique, and I don't stand there, I move with the technique.

Honesty is the best policy no?
I suggest you ask your teacher what the point of this kind of exercise is, and what optimal uke behaviour in this context looks like. Maybe he will suggest a slightly different attitude compared to paired practise, maybe not.
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